Goldfish Feeding Tips

Written by Dane Stanton

What’srepparttar best food for your Goldfish?

Goldfish need food that is a combination of carbohydrates and vitamins to help them grow and fight disease. They particularly need vitamin A to make their colors look bright. They do need protein but just about 12% so that they can build muscle. Inrepparttar 146995 natural habitat, Goldfish mainly feed on plants. They eat a fiber diet that includes algae, grasses and aquatic plants inrepparttar 146996 natural environment. Thankfully you do not have to sweat much to provide them withrepparttar 146997 equivalent nutritional needs because you can get it offrepparttar 146998 shelf! These processed food available at pet stores include:

Flake food

This is one ofrepparttar 146999 commonly available goldfish foods, especially made for them and it consists of brine shrimp. It is easily eaten by Goldfish and helps in avoiding a particularly fatal sickness calledrepparttar 147000 Air Bladder Disease.

Pellet food

This is also flake food with brine shrimp but it’s packaged as a pellet. The only problem with pellets is that it sometimes swells inrepparttar 147001 goldfish’s stomach and makes it lose its balance. This is what isrepparttar 147002 Air Bladder disease.

Frozen food

This includes live food that is frozen. You have an array to choose from as in frozen brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex worms or mosquito larvae. This will come frozen in slabs from which you have to break off bit-by-bit and hand-feed your goldfish. You can also opt for Freeze-dried foods, which includes Krill, Pacific plankton, brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Homemade food

If you really want to makerepparttar 147003 food for your goldfish and you haverepparttar 147004 time you can do so. You will find that their favorites are lettuce and peas. Take any type of lettuce, which would be easy forrepparttar 147005 goldfish to chew on and digest. Wash and rinserepparttar 147006 lettuce in warm water and just clip it insiderepparttar 147007 tank with a lettuce clip. Do not cookrepparttar 147008 lettuce. As forrepparttar 147009 peas, cook them till they are soft and refrigerate them. At feeding time, peel offrepparttar 147010 skin and mash a pea between your fingers and drop it inrepparttar 147011 tank. Do make surerepparttar 147012 peas are soft or you could end up bloating your goldfish. Goldfish enjoy plant food and that’s why you can see them happily nibbling away at Anacharis and Romaine lettuce or pieces of cucumber and zucchini which you should make sure to clip on torepparttar 147013 tank with a suction cup clip

Ten Most Popular Goldfish

Written by Dane Stanton

Ten most Popular Goldfish!

You can’t imaginerepparttar kind of varieties of Goldfish there are! People have been breeding Goldfish for over 2000 years now. China is believed to have over 100 varieties and to think that it all began withrepparttar 146994 Carassius auratus –repparttar 146995 gibel carp! Not all goldfish have been bred in China though. Other countries have specially bred their own goldfish aroundrepparttar 146996 world. Comets and Veiltails are very American whilerepparttar 146997 Jikin, Tosakin andrepparttar 146998 Shubunkin are Japanese. The United Kingdom bred its own Shubunkins and there are two types

– Bristol and London Shubunkin.

And sorepparttar 146999 endless list of Goldfish varieties goes on, so much so that it’s hard to say which isrepparttar 147000 most unique of them all. Today,

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use